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former student. time security surrounds the second day of egypt's constitution referendum after the first round was marred by deadly violence and claims that the vote no campaign has been silenced. the euro could become a burning building with no exits reforma or the klein britain's treasury chief warns the european union that the u.k. will quit if nothing's done to fix the blocks flagging competitiveness. and warming the web the u.s. communication giant empowered to govern internet traffic gets the go ahead to let some online services jump the queue at the expense of others.
this is our senior national coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie welcome to the program and the second and final day of voting is underway in egypt on whether to accept another new constitution critics say yes result will serve to secure the military's grip on future governments the ousted muslim brotherhood refuses to take part calling it a sham referendum that puts the army before the people violence during day one of the ballot killed eleven people and artie's beltran is in cairo for us. well the chickens are once again in the polling stations for a second day on this referendum on the constitution people behind it so are this interim government and also the military and then the people who stand to gain the most if this is exasperates and if there's a high turnout in particular the minute she says key articles in this constitution which would cement military power over the civilian states military trials for civilians will be allowed the minute she budget will be kept secret and crucially the appointment of a defense minister will have to be approved by egypt's the superintendents of the
armed forces which basically means the minutes to be able to veto a decisions by the president now this is worry quite as if you rights groups and also activists you said that this was centrally cause and military state within a state but really the biggest opponents of the constitution are the recent publication supplanting so i was to present my view see you say the whole process is intimate it was has been a very tentative no vote campaign which hasn't really been allowed to express itself over the course of the last week this is something that people are saying is causing you know causing a real problem here in the referendum as it's really only a yes votes allowed in egypt high turnout in a yes vote would be a stamp of approval from the states on that military altered political rights map which they put in place in july and would see parliamentary and presidential elections of course this could also pave the way for egypt's the factory needed and forces chief general sisi to run for president he's already expressed interest in doing that we have
a similar situation under the former president mohamed morsi when he pressed through his constitutional two thousand and twelve constitution which basically any all his decrees from traditional gave themselves you can get there and to keep it actually in you know the body that was drafting his constitution from being dissolved by any judicial body of a missing brotherhood and his supporters do not recognize the current constitution as they still believe the two thousand and twelve constitution should be in place. so they are boycott. to get the momentum we spoke to a spokesperson at the misbehaves to ask them what i position was. the solution make egypt military state these concession make it the bullycide state otherwise you can consider that. and the state of that egypt has an army you can say that gives an army has the state this is the the end of the of the sky and of course with fusion however there is a sentiment here in the streets of egypt people want the country to move forward after six very difficult and bloody months and the residents rising up to
stop their a town from turfing they are poorest citizens. report from northern spain where around a road has escalated into riots about displacing low income families. the man in charge of britain's finances has given the e.u. a dressing down telling the brussels behavior that it's declining and needs an urgent overhaul george osborne was addressing i think tank on europe when he also warned that the u.k. will pull out of the e.u. fails to reform itself or smith has the details. said europe's like a burning building was no exit basically he sees the political block as falling behind india and china overspending on welfare becoming less and less competitive a century in the economic and political bloc in decline domestically of course here
in the u.k. the e.u. is losing popularity people see it's very expensive increasingly power hungry and also the originator of an awful lot of red tape but also one central message today was that the u.k. is not pushing for reform for its own sake oh no it's pushing for reform for everybody else the stakes for europe's sake as a whole so he was talking about the tabling of legal challenges a year period course of justice he said it's not time to european but in fact it's a way of preserving values that traditionally seem to be european such as known discrimination he talked about the calling for rejection of the financial services reform which of course includes a cap on bankers' bonuses which is quite controversial here in the u.k. because london competes with new york and hong kong it's not competing inside europe and anything that damages the city of london also damages london also damages europe as a whole but hey he is george osborne summing up for his central message was some on
the continent like to assume this is just the u.k. pursuing its own self interest of the expense of the collective good. but it's the opposite if we cannot protect the collective interests of normal euro zone member states then they will have to choose between joining the euro which the u.k. will not do or leaving the european union and these rifts and these calls for reform between london and brussels keep on opening up the latest is a introducing more human rights since the u.k. in fact brussels has talked about imposing the charter of human rights on all its member countries which would possibly mean legal challenges to businesses and to government the u.k. already opted out of that in ninety ninety eight so the government is sort of like going back into the past and doing something again and that's the latest in a in a long line of proposals that brussels tries to ramp up the political union inside the political integration george osborne's message on the message of the conservative party here in the u.k.
as a whole is reform or die young calls for britain to help out tens of thousands of syria's most desperate refugees are falling on deaf ears the spy the u.k.'s massive efforts to finding the syrian regime it's proving not so quick to help resell those displaced by deadly violence protests are still your report. increasingly extreme humanitarian suffering there is a humanitarian crisis britain is leading the way with humanitarian support but some might wonder whether it actually is the u.k. has committed five hundred million pounds of aid that's to assist syria's neighbors like lebanon jordan turkey and iraq cope with the sheer number of refugees but that as far as it's willing to go the u.k. has been criticized for effectively saying no to the un refugee agency has appealed to syrians fleeing the conflict despite calls to open its doors for now why answer is still no the latest count more than two million syrian refugees over the borders
of neighboring countries this is. just. on the war. concerned shared by seventeen other nations who have said yes it's hard to understand why they're taking this position given that this is something that we have done in the past problems the conflict in the balkans with thousands of kosovo. i fear that there may may be domestic emigration considerations that is influencing this come slap in the middle of a political climate. increasingly wary of anyone coming through the door we already have accepted a number of yes we have except i think about one thousand five hundred asylum seekers some of it is a fact we've already just shaking his head it is a fact that we have accepted hundreds upon hundreds of individual asylum seekers from syria but factually speaking the un's most recent request is that countries
all for resettlement places for people who are still stuck in the region which does not include the fifteen hundred nick clegg says of apply for asylum in britain what the un has asked for is over and above that of commitment in international law david cameron has called the case serious friend quote this refugee refugee crisis of our time in recognition of. the u.k. would respond does or sylvia r.t. london russia's foreign ministry says the reluctance of the syrian opposition to take part in peace talks is a made an obstacle on the way to ending bloodshed and that as a major donors conference is taking place in kuwait as part of a u.n. appeal to raise six point five billion dollars for struggling syrian civilians the largest aid appeal in the organization's history but it's also cleaned out the refugee crisis is being used by some countries to push their own agenda in syria
you have been ignored when it's convenient and it's been quoted where no when it's when they're playing along with the game and they really don't have any say in anything if everyone gave them to the refugees or there would be no more emergency it gives the whole syrian issue more often memphis's when you have refugees suffering the governments can claim to their citizens or they really need to go in and help. nato did in libya and they tried to do that in syria recently. in other developments in syria damascus claims that western intelligence agencies have been to the city to discuss the radical groups fighting president asad syria's deputy foreign minister suspects there is a rift between politicians and intelligence communities in some western countries that have been calling for to go the growth of islamist militants among the rebel groups is causing international concern with foreign militants arriving from you were and the u.s. . a wave of bombings and iraq have killed at least sixty two
people in baghdad in the northern city of baquba the worst attack eighteen people die when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral procession the u.n. says over five hundred people have been killed this month alone while last year proved to be iraq's deadliest year since two thousand and eight there's a continuing standoff between the iraqi army an al-qaeda linked militants have been in control of the city of fallujah more than a week now in today's breaking the sound on our t.v. abby martin looks at who's to blame for how the situations unfolding. last week al qaeda and militants took control of the iraqi cities of ramadi and fallujah after days of nonstop violence according to independent iraqi news agency house while the rock three hundred seventy people have died in just the last ten days all about numbers hard to verify considering how bodies are not being taken to the morgue and instead excluded from official death counts now you may remember fallujah as one of
the primary deadly battleground during the height of the u.s. occupation so what is the fall of the city signify for not only the progress of iraq but the region as a whole joining me now to discuss is eugene career ordinator for the answer coalition thank you so much for coming on metal thank you so much for having me so you jeanne what the main factors that contribute to the near failed state of iraq today well i think the key factor that we have to mention is that the occupation of iraq by the united states fundamentally destabilize the country the united states just completely disassembled the iraqi state as it existed and not only didn't really put anything in place but actually set up a structure which made it sort of bit official for forces to become more the cereal to divide along sectarian and other sorts of lines of what we're seeing now is the real fruits of all of these time bombs land mines that were set by the u.s. occupation. the but.
when we come back how job hunting in france is more about beauty than brains competition for work is yours and some applicants say they have been cast out because literally their faces don't fit well here their story after the break. millions around the globe struggle with hunger. what if someone offers a lifetime food supply no charge. they can the very strong pushy. against g.m.o. and we think that. genetically modified products are priest. there is no. evidence that there is any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in
a mouse trap i don't believe that that would destroy the poor and that free. enterprise is profit. minded. for social justice. golden rice barkeep. one of the internet founding principles was that there was equal access to all online but it seems that's not good enough for us federal court scrapping natta tragedy it's granted in an ad provider's the power to rule web traffic and decide for themselves who gets to jump the queue and means the biggest companies can get their hands on the bulk of web surfers and could mean that new online services or
those not willing to pay to broadband network providers like risin or comcast could find speeds held back or could even be blocked the ruling was pushed by of arisan which is one of america's largest mobile phone operators and telecoms providers activist accuse it of turning the vibrant web into a money spinning cable t.v. operation so advocacy campaigner todd o'boyle says consumers and start of services are the biggest losers. i think the biggest implication potentially is for content providers and for innovation we know that the innovation has flourished online because the small players have equal access to consumers as of this ruling a big company like rising could strike a deal with a video service than make a partner deal with them so that their content would always be delivered more quickly that makes it difficult for the next startup to get started if the decision is left unchallenged then there's nothing really stopping from that service
provider from blocking access to a specific content and if you block access to the most important online social organizing tools it may impact what they're able even to say and how well it can be connected communicate so absolutely there are startling free speech concerns here. just when you thought america's spying capabilities couldn't get any wider it seems that you need to be online for the n.s.a. to sift through private data which tell you how on r.t.e. dot com. want me to android amigo able to find and fetch objects as well as learn new skills without people present it's hoped this robotic friend could prove a useful assistant to people with disabilities. please write the scene please sir st louis and i think the church.
on our reporters with their. instrument. to be in the old little odd. previously peacekeepers for a profile of concerned with monitoring peace deals in a post conflict environment nowadays there are increasingly asked to operate in the high risk obama while believe violence is still illegal are we to stay. motionless with these people has caused over almost twenty years four million people killed millions of displaced and refugees tens of thousands of women raped tens of thousands of children recruited those soldiers who were slaves no.
please please one of the new cultural phenomena wachovia bank in new policies i've instructed me about. we should have you with us here on t.v. today i brought researchers. welcome back this is our senior national resident of a town in northern spain have been venting their anger over government plans for a road which local say will force the poorest out of their homes.
to chastize having a rally over a project to revamp a boulevard in bourg os at a cost to taxpayers of up to thirteen million euros there were dozens of arrests as angry residents clashed with police and disrupted construction work one political analyst told us the events in boring us mare of the situation nationwide during the current severe recession. the demonstrators say that they will continue. protesting against this project because they they still don't believe that he's going to be withdrawn the reason why people are so angry specifically because doesn't fit with the current situation of austerity of cutbacks in services this is an area which has suffered from those cuts boxing public services recently so people they say they prefer to have schools and hospitals rather than pockets this is the very conservative c.t.s. this is the other small city in space but it happens something like that in a city like google so this is probably. one of the seem to himself of how
problematic is speed the situation on the whole the whole of space. russian security forces have shot dad two militants in the southern republican douglas town counterterrorism officials say that special response officers moved in on a house where militants were holed up the gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons and hurled grenades refusing to surrender three officers were killed and five others wounded in the shoot out explosives equivalent to fifty kilograms of t.n.t. were found inside the house one of the killed militants is believed to have been behind that igor's car blast in russia's south which killed three people last month . in other news this hour here in r.t.e. masses of protesters in thailand are refusing to back down continuing to disrupt bangkok to force a government which gunshots were fired at a crowd overnight injuring at least two people prime minister shinawatra reiterated
she will plough on with snap elections and family an effort to calm the situation by them as traitors say that's not enough and demand the ousting of the country's leaders. thrilled to fans minister has apologized for his remarks on the u.s. secretary of state's middle east peace efforts on was quoted by a newspaper saying that john kerry's attempts at israeli palestinian peace were missing and obsessive white house calls of the comments inappropriate kerry has been on a diplomatic push recently to outline a deal between the sides but progress has so far stalled. further russians from indonesia's mountain emerged have plunged swathes of the country into darkness and left at least sixteen people dead the volcano has been spewing lava since september forcing twenty six thousand people to flee to safety farmlands and homes have been blanketed by six layers of great ashes and mary
families have fallen ill so the work had been quiet for around four centuries until becoming active again in two thousand and ten getting a job can be tough and you've got the skills the experience and the ambition but does your face fit applicants in france say they're being discriminated against over their looks years or tease me finish them. human beauties glorified by poirot's syngas and artists like it or not we are drawn to beautiful people but we can't all be old paintings france is known as the world's fashion and beauty trendsetter but the gleaming smiles and slim waist line said gray's billboards and shop windows are also setting that trend with some deeply undesirable consequences and sophists planned eight years at university she has two diplomas is a to collate and thoughtful but can't find a job she says because of her size ahsoka ignore the people think because i'm
carrying some extra weight i don't have the brains or intelligence to take up a post they were like issue really capital of doing her job and they didn't even hide it and modal appearance is like having an extra diploma which is completely wrong depressing and pure discrimination and safina scribe's more than society as being like a carnival mirror if you don't conform to standards it sends you and others a negative image of yourself sid you are always a target of course today's society is far from a gift with this problems and becomes even more painful if it leads to extra stress and depression it's just not fair. what ansa feast as she has been facing for years appears to be backed up by statistics there was a real are brilliant. yes. we have a blonde here she got much more responses compared to an overweight person. sociologist john feinstein carried out an experiment in which he sent the same c.v.
with different photos after a change in the color of the skin hair weight age and sex the results were surprising bridge to defend also there is more difference between a pretty blonde and an overweight or aging woman between someone of french origin and someone with african roots which means that discrimination by beauty and age is even more pronounced than race or origin based discrimination but no one pays any real attention to it. france and belgium and the only european countries where these type of discrimination is against a more physical appearance is among the nineteen criteria that employers are not allowed to base their decision on since until this is a very dangerous tendency people are pushed away from the market not because of a lack of qualifications but because of their hate weight or color of their own
it's the person responsible for this cremation is based on physical appearance could face up to three years in prison or pay a forty five thousand euro fine but people don't even consider it discrimination it's considered normal and this old white wasn't. a number of associations in france as well as world wide aim to protect the rights of those not considered to be conventionally attractive but there are plenty who have already suffered thanks to the unofficial and unspoken beauty contest of the job market. from france. was two million cameras watching over people's every move in london are they any safer find out and make it citizens just.
safety if you leave the. economic ups and downs in the find out all day long the deal and the rest it's a simple beat it briefly on state. prevails sleep peacekeepers for a program this morning please post conflict that environment nowadays there are increasingly asked to operate in a high risk of violence while believe violence is still illegal are reduced. motionless what these people have caused over almost twenty years four million people killed millions of displaced and refugees tens of thousands of women raped. children recruited those soldiers who were slaves no.
longer the world's capital surveyed. even though the years since my nine hundred eighty fool you may be forgiven for imagining big brother really is watching you i can see why. on. every bit of public. everything are free but also just because all the different companies different owners have their own c.c.t.v. cameras so everything is what everybody. in the most monitored city in the world there is one camera for every fourteen people but does this intense surveillance keep london safe i mean in a way the streets like
a kind of dangerous because that coveted c.c.t.v. but no one's watching that's what's interesting about these two to be culture it takes away like the joy of having initiatives like natural built. to talk for henrietta williams for george. to ring of steel around london's financial district. security gates and surveillance cameras anyone who enters is registered electronically and anything out of the ordinary triggers security protocols. even seemingly innocuous things like video cameras. on the flight nothing to do with with your cat your camera phone if you're here you can film whichever way we want. you. want to do it the police can rely on the private security.